Microsoft has moved into the tablet game. They announced yesterday the release of the Surface tablet. It is supposed to compete with Apple's iPad.

It runs on the Windows operating system, Windows RT (later version on Windows 8) so it will be easy for users to convert from their computer systems. It comes with an ultra-thin keyboard that doubles as a case almost making it look like a laptop rather than a tablet.

The Surface has a 10.6 inch high-definition touchscreen, front and rear facing cameras and a 9.3 millimeter, 1.5-pound frame. The cover flips down to become a full keyboard. The case is made from magnesium and includes a pen that clicks into the tablet and a built-in kickstand.

Apple's iPad starts at $499. Microsoft's Surface starts at an unknown price. They haven't revealed that part yet but say it will be comparable to other tablets.